I have been watching Keeping Up With The Kardashian recently and got inspired to make a photo album. For our wedding a few years back, my husband and I got a photo album as a gift. Pretty old school! There were 500 slots for photos, so I went through my external hard-drive and pulled out some 500 photos ranging from my years in the Peace Corps (2006 - 2008), my year in Beijing (2009), and my first few years in Hong Kong.
It's a great keepsake that I can look at years later and see all the great times I've had! <---that's the inspiration I got from Keeping Up With The Kardashians. That family seems to really value memories, home videos, and photo keepsakes. Anyhow, going through these photos helped me to remember a lot of great things that I had never told my husband about.
..like the time I was eating hot pot with my Peace Corps site mate and got something stuck in my throat. A bit of backstory, I was placed in Duyun, Guizhou for two years. My site mate and I had frequented this particular hot pot place over the course of our service and both considered it our favorite.
...we were eating there for dinner, I got something stuck in the folds of my throat. I panicked a bit when I realized that it was really sharp and I couldn't swallow it down. So, my site mate and I went to the local dentist, where he put tongs down my throat and extracted a small piece of wood. I was so relieved to have gotten that out of my throat and I was also SO FREAKED OUT that I never went back to that hot pot place again.
That's what photos do for me...they help me to remember stories from the past that I can share with my husband, the ones I love, and my future kids!
|To make this photo album more colorful and pleasing to the eye, I cut out construction paper "frames"|
|I thought I would add a personal touch and just write in captions, plus I was lazy!|
|The finished project!|